At the virtual InnoDays Vienna, 120+ participants and 40+ experts came together to create new products and business model using plastic resources. The InnoDays provided a platform to turn ideas into prototypes in 48 hours. Our focus for the Vienna edition was on the topic of the Circular Economy. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we ran the Vienna edition fully online. We used the opportunity to go beyond the physical, and embrace the digital to work together to tackle important challenges.
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Teams are built based on (1) the ideas and (2) the mix of skills. Team leaders have 2 minutes to pitch at the opening.
Innovation is something you get better by doing it. This is your opportunity to gain hands-on experience by solving critical challenges.
Work in a team with different skillsets and mindsets to come up with innovative solutions and learn with others. You’ll receive mentoring by inspirational leaders.
Interact with companies to explore career opportunities and build your network. The best ideas get support to make your idea happen.
The real reward is driving meaningful social and environmental impact. We can turn plastic waste into something valuable for local communities around the world.
No, participation is free.
The InnoDays will run entirely virtually. Information on the platform that we will use will be provided soon.
The event will be entirely in English, but teams can choose to work together in whatever language they want.
We will have three main groups of participants from Austria, Germany, and South East Asia. However, the event is open to all participants from anywhere.
We will organize most of the common online activities in the overlap time between European (CET) and Jakarta time (WIB). Local lead mentors will be available to support the teams throughout the day.
The application process is two-steps. First, you will have to register on our website. Second, you will have to submit a video that summarizes your idea for the innovation challenge.
In this case, you can apply with a video introducing yourself, your interests and skills, and motivation for joining the InnoDays. Moreover, you will have to briefly explain a trend or inspiration relative to the challenge (e.g. How certain communities are dealing with the plastic problem in specific areas of the world)
Teams may have up to 5 people and can be created after submitting the application. If you don’t have a team after registration, we will assign you to teams based on your application.
We will kick off with a welcome session on May 13. Day 1 will be dedicated to ideation, Day 2 to prototyping, and Day 3 to validation. Teams will have daily check-ins with the lead mentors, and office-hours with experts and company partners.
Yes, daily check-ins are mandatory.
Teams will have access to a platform showcasing useful resources to progress on the idea. Webinars, check-ins, and office hours will complement the support.
Each team will have to submit a pitch-deck showcasing its idea and a pitch-video. A jury composed of company partners, experts, and mentors will evaluate the submission based on innovativeness, feasibility, challenge fit, progress in the 48 hours, and motivation to continue working on the idea.
No, there is no pre-requisite besides your commitment throughout the 48 hours.